TITLE: Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying & Cartography (morning session)
SPEAKER: Edward Ayers, Susan Schulten, Richard Stephenson
EVENT DATE: 05/20/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 134 minutes
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Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The morning session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Hidden Patterns of the Civil War," "Mapping the Strength of the Rebellion" and "We Were Profoundly Ignorant of Our Country: The Struggle to Provide Accurate Maps During the U.S. Civil War."
Speaker Biography: Edward Ayers is president of the University of Richmond.
Speaker Biography: Susan Schulten is professor of history at the University of Colorado.
Speaker Biography: Richard Stephenson is a former map librarian at the Library of Congress.